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Robert Half, a well-known HR-Services specialist with 400+ offices worldwide has analysed the salaries in Germany as well as raises, demand in competencies, recruitment strategies and more in its latest Salary Overview for Germany. The report covers labour market trends...
By Ralph Schonenbach, former CEO at Trestle Group, founder and CEO at Envoy AG, Switzerland. Organizations have been outsourcing for several decades covering a wide spectrum of roles and functions.  With all of the years of experience gained by companies...

pricing 520In this series about Pricing Models in outsourcing the author gives a detailed overview about advantages and disadvantages of the different pricing models that are available and in use today. Learn which model might work best for your projects and how to optimize your outsourcing-contracts.

Introduction

Along with the globalization of Information Technology (IT) – related work, IT outsourcing has evolved to become mainstream in many organizations, both large corporations and startups alike. Such a labor arbitrage strategy is being increasingly exploited by many organizations through partnerships, joint ventures, captive operations, etc. to establish sustainable competitive advantage. Such an approach helps decrease costs, improve delivery, and access a broader talent pool of skills, etc. towards developing price and performance effectiveness.

By Dr.-Ing. Olaf Röper, CIO i.R. and Advisor to CxO’s - As part of an outsourcing agree- ment, the ITO contract partners generally agree on how the future operation is to be carried out. Negotiations on service-level agreements and the...
Erste Schritte vor der Pilotprojektplanung Definieren Sie als allererstes Ihre Bedürfnisse von Outsourcing und verstehen Sie klar Ihre Motivation dafür. Berücksichtigen Sie auch den möglichen Einfluss den dies auf Ihre Kunden und Mitarbeiter haben kann. Danach entscheiden Sie sich für...
We had the chance to meet with Marco Stefanini, founder and chairman of Stefanini and with Mr. Ernst Vögtle, VP Sales Management EMEA and talk about their views on the global IT service industry and the expansion to the...

fixed price 520A fixed price model is also called a Lump Sum model and is an ideal pricing mechanism for projects with a clear scope, established project management methodologies, and a stable set of requirements. The teams at both, the client and service provider organizations have a good grasp of project requirements, have established a conducive working environment, are aware of each other's' skills and capabilities, etc. Hence, the service provider furnish extensive amount of details on how the project will be executed before project kick-off. In this model, the requirements are so clear that periodic deliverables at agreed upon timelines (milestones) could be expected.

Managing fixed price projects required a lot more professionalism, as the project risks are borne entirely by the service provider. Hence, scope creep and scope changes are difficult to undertake without incurring extra costs or reduced profits. Rigorous project monitoring and control, quality assurance (QA) and control (QC) and cost control are critical in executing fixed price projects.

The German "Spiegel" reports today about a recent study of the "Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW)" that in April 314.000 jobs in MINT (mathematics, informatics, natural since and technics) could not been filled in Germany. This is a dramatic...
Die zunehmende Digitalisierung zwingt Unternehmen, sich auf kontinuierliche Veränderungen auszurichten. Als besonders ausschlaggebend für erfolgreiche Transformations-Projekte gilt dabei die Führungskraft. Sie muss den Wandel gestalten und durchführen. Wie die aktuelle Studie „Superkräfte oder Superteam – Wie Führungskräfte ihre Welt wirklich...
Outsourcing Journal interviewed Mr. Albrecht, IT and Sourcing Consulting Expert, Germany on Project Management, Provider Selection, Decision Hurdles and Business Relationships Mr. Albrecht, during your roles in leading consulting companies, like e&Co AG, Gartner and now your own company OrgSource...